Fostering in Bolton

Can you help by fostering in Bolton? We can offer placements that would suit people who are new to fostering and also experienced foster carers.

If you’re considering becoming a foster parent, choose a fostering agency with local teams who will be with you every step.

National Fostering Group is the largest independent fostering agency in the UK with superb agency coverage across all regions – meaning you have the support of a team close to you.

One of the most established fostering agencies in Bolton, we work with local authorities to place children and young people in homes where they can thrive.

As a foster carer with us, you’ll have unparalleled access to professional support and excellent free training in and around Bolton. We want you to thrive too, being the best you can be in your role as foster carer.

On top of this, carers who are fostering in Bolton have a large and active peer network that includes more than a dozen local support groups.

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Since we started fostering we’ve never looked back. It has given me a new lease of life and made me feel a lot younger.

Jason, foster carer

National fostering statistics

Our foster carers come from all walks of life. With training, support and a generous fostering allowance, they provide homes where children can thrive and experience the childhood they deserve.

More than 8,000 new foster carers are needed UK-wide to provide homes for children in need of a foster family. If you’re thinking of becoming a foster carer, now’s the time.

Source: The Fostering Network

Fostering agencies in Bolton

  • Established for more than two decades, National Fostering Group has teams (agencies) across the UK
  • Our lead fostering agency in Bolton has a family feel and is rated as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted
  • Our foster carers in Bolton and across the North West have access to around 32 foster parent support groups
  • Warrington is the home of our North West regional office but all teams work together throughout the region
  • Our foster carers get emergency support 24/7
  • Our agencies have a proven track record in high-quality foster care
  • You will receive a generous fostering allowance for a child in your care
  • People from all walks of life are suitable to become a foster parent
  • Many types of fostering are available in Bolton, including emergency and long-term placements
  • You’ll get excellent free training on different aspects of fostering at a local venue

Fostering statistics

Around 9,190 children live with a foster family in the North West. There are approximately 45,370 fostering households and 76,640 foster carers in England.

Sources: Department for Education, Ofsted

When I first met with Steven, he didn’t think he could foster due to his colourful past. However, we established that often teens can relate to those that have done similar things and come out the other side - they could become a role model for troubled young people to assist them along the right path.

I have seen Steven's confidence grow as he realised this is the case and the training he has received has boosted his abilities too.

Stacey, supervising social worker, Bolton

Fostering in Bolton and the North West

Dozens of children and young people are awaiting foster parents in Bolton. The figure for the whole of the North West is in the hundreds. National Fostering Group has local offices across Lancashire, Cumbria, Merseyside and Manchester. This includes Blackpool, St Helens, Liverpool, Chorley, Barrow in Furness, Preston, Oldham, Warrington (HQ), Bolton and Burnley.

Start your fostering journey with National Fostering Group

  • We have fostering agencies all across the UK
  • Over 3,000 carers already part of our family
  • Benefit from our local support groups and social workers